noun Anatomy, Zoology.
the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.
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Origin of temporal lobe
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby temporal lobe
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British Dictionary definitions for temporal lobe
the laterally protruding portion of each cerebral hemisphere, situated below the parietal lobe and associated with sound perception and interpretation: it is thought to be the centre for memory recall
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Medical definitions for temporal lobe
The lowest of the major subdivisions of the cortical mantle of the brain, containing the sensory center for hearing and forming the rear two thirds of the ventral surface of the cerebral hemisphere. It is separated from the frontal and parietal lobes above it by the fissure of Sylvius.
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Scientific definitions for temporal lobe
The lobe of each cerebral hemisphere lying to the side and rear of the frontal lobe. The temporal lobe controls hearing and some aspects of language perception, emotion, and memory.
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